4 miles
Distance
1,449 ft
Climb
-1,451 ft
Descent
1,314 ft
High Point

A great loop for riders looking for some variety or to extend their normal ride.

This largely intermediate (grade 3) loop descends from the summit down Upper Leaping Lizard and the easier top portion of Leaping Lizard into the south west corner of the park. It then traverses on Supa Kanuka before climbing back to the summit via Aratihi.

Estimated riding time of 30 to 45 minutes depending on fitness and skill level.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Makara Peak: South West Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    761 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,314 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,312 ft
  • Grade
    -0.014%
  • Grade max
    -54.049%
  • Grade min
    65.019%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,330 ft
Avg: 3 (2 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Aratihi
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:21pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Upper Leaping Lizard
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:21pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Tower 16 Connector
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 1:22pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Supa Kanuka
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 1:22pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Leaping Lizard
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Jul 4, 2019
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